FDI Reporting 2017
Statistik | © iStock.com/kryczka Germany Trade & Invest recorded 1,910 foreign direct investment projects in 2017. This confirmed the excellent results of the two previous years (2016: 1,944 projects; 2015: 1,912 projects).
The companies stated that they would create at least 29,000 new workplaces. The number of press clippings in the national and international press demonstrates the great economic and political interest in Investment Location Germany.
The country setting up the most greenfield and expansion projects were the United States, with 276 projects. China registered 218, Switzerland 204, the UK 152, the Netherlands 124 and France 95. The most important investor zone in Germany remains the EU, from whose member states 41% of all investment projects originate. Almost every fourth project comes from Asia.
As in years past, corporate and financial services are the main sectors for investment. They represent about 20% of all new projects, ahead of ICT & software with 16% and consumer goods industry at 10%.
The most popular activity remains the opening of sales and marketing offices (39%). Production and R&D represent 19% while process services account for 18% of all investment projects.
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